Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Pretty gift box

Stuck for wrapping ideas this Christmas and cant be bothered with the crowds at the shopping centre just to grab that cute wrapping paper??
That's where I found myself... I needed a small box for these cute hair clips I had made for a sweet friend of mine graduating from Primary School...
Then I went to my trusty Vintage Paper Pack and whipped up this cute little gift box out of the vintage book pages in the pack...

I added a gorgeous sunshiny yellow {my fave} doilie, tied it up with hot pink twine {my other fave} and topped it with one of my resin cupcakes.. I think it looks kinda cute!!I will be doing a tutorial if enough people are interested here so leave a comment and I will post the tutorial soon!!

Not many sleeps to go!! Be good

Saturday, December 4, 2010

More from the vintage paper pack...

Look what I made ... again with the vintage paper pack, this time using the music sheets.. so quick and easy and very cute - i think so anyway... and of course the bakers twine that looks oh - so funky-Christmas...
And because I hijacked the blog... a close up And this is my LO again using the vintage paper pack.
Featured here on this untitled LO s the vintage book page, ticket, playing card, soft drink label, blue shipping tag, puzzle piece, vintage clothing pattern and my fave... the bakers twine in blue and red, and a gorgeous hat pin...

thats all for now - thanks for visiting...

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Deck the Halls

well at least the tree!!

In my house - the tree decorating is such a big deal... and I love Christmas... so we like to put up our tree early enough to be enjoyed for the entire Christmas month or two..or until I get sick of finding decorations in weird spots around the house...But our tree is not one of those "magazine" designer trees... with everything colour co-ordinated and beautiful ...its more of a mismatch of bits and pieces from school, kinder and just because .. but to me its memories of happy little kids getting older each year and adding their own personal flair to our tree.
So this year its my turn to add some flair to our tree - with these
Bakers twine decorations.

Vintage Christmas

You all have to get your hands on these most adorable vintage playing cards to complete all your Christmas cards... This one is on its way to my Nanna.
Isn't she just the sweetest, standing there under the mistletoe ... just waiting .. all dressed up.... love it.
I have used lots of goodies from the vintage paper pack too and of course my Fave ... Bakers twine in red... Christmas wont be the same without it!!!

Be Good

Friday, November 26, 2010

FREE postage all weekend!

To wrap up our Christmas sale this week we are offering FREE POSTAGE.

In addition you can still grab all of our previous sale items but be quick, sale ends midnight Sunday 28th November 2010.

What are you waiting for? Head over to the Old Favourites store now!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Tag you're it!

By now you should know we LOVE our tags here at Old Favourites. And it wouldn't be Christmas without tags, for one thing all the pressies would get mixed up!

So to get you in the holiday spirit we have some gorgeous kraft tags decorated with red foil Christmas designs.

Limited stock available now but only until Christmas (or sold out prior).

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Before Wednesday is over...

I thought I better let you all know that KRAFT TAGS are back in stock!
Only $1 for three, perfect for layouts or perhaps use them as gift tags on your pressies.

Check out the kraft tags and all our other sale items at Old Favourites store.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Tuesday's Sale

Continuing on with our week of sales here at Old Favourites our next awesome product range are HAT PINS and they are 50% OFF! They come in a range of fabulous colour - White Pearl, Fuchsia Pink, Olive Green and Lavender Purple and at only .75cents for 3 you can afford to buy them in every colour.

Remember all sale items are available at Old Favourites online store until midnight Sunday 28th November 2010.

Check back tomorrow for our next fantastic sale item.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Christmas is nearly upon us and if you are anything like me you are wondering where the last few months have gone!? In order to get ready for the new year we will be having some great sales on every day this week.

Today we have and the first vintage kit created by Old Favourites 'Back To School' on sale for $10 marked down from $14.95
It's great value and with only a few kits available you better get in quick.

All sale items will be available until Sunday 28th November 2010 but once they are sold out that's it!

Check back tomorrow for the Tuesday sale item. All products can be seen in our online store.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christmas ideas with bakers twine

Hi All

Just thought I would pop in to show you all another Christmas idea using Bakers Twine available in the shop

Remember those string art pieces around in the seventies? My Mum used to make them to sell at markets.... well they really were quite ugly.
But my little card isn't ugly - I think its kind of funky and makes me want to eat a candy cane - a peppermint one, not those yukky fruity ones available these days .....ewwww

I have used Sam's yummy Bakers Twine that I cant get enough of and made this little star that I have sewn onto the cardstock to make a really cute Christmas star card and inked the edges in green and added a title

Friday, November 12, 2010

Dont forget to put the bakers twine on your Santa list!!!

So you too can make these cute tags like I have using the Bakers twine available in the shop.

Yep - with only 6 weeks to go until Christmas, its time to start creating and decorating the house ready for the big day. OH... my tummy does a flip just thinking about it - partly through excitement ( I love Christmas) and partly through nerves of not feeling "organised"

These cute little tags were so quick and easy and I think they would look super cute under the tree sitting on that present for someone special.
I think they add a retro vintage feel to wrapping ... a parcel wrapped up in bakers twine in traditional red and green .... brown paper pakages tied up with bakers twine string... these are a few of my favourite things....sorry
Its time to start getting the Christmas cards made too ... nothing nicer than a home made card for that extra special touch.... some card ideas coming in the next post. Get your bakers twine orders in... you dont want to miss my bakers twine card idea....

Thursday, November 4, 2010

...and now one for the girls...

Have you ordered your vintage pack yet???
If not then you will miss out on being able to create this!!
Just love the way this LO has turned out - so completely different to my boy layout - but using the same pack of goodies available in the shop... and adding my own personal touch to girly it up a bit.

I misted the book pages... and wrapped the tickets with some of the bakers twine... added a scallop music sheet ...and a little more twine.... yes even purple.... but it looked so pretty...punched some book pages to make 'buttons'... and a twist of twine.. and more misting, a few paper punched butterflies... some sweet vintage flowers and doilies.... and we are done!!
and still have heaps left over for another LO....
close up photos on my blog soon ....

stay good - Mel

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sneeky Peekys....

Hi Girls...
Here is a little tease from me, Mel on another layout - this time it is a girly one!!!

I have created this layout using the same Vintage Paper Pack available in the shop ...

LOTS of goodies featured on this layout.... with the addition of pretty flowers and gorgeous twine and some lace.....
stay tuned for the full reveal...... coming soon.....



Hi Everyone
Its Mel here with my first ever post for Old Favourites!!
Sam has let me play around with the awesome Vintage Paper Pack available in the shop. Let me tell you this pack was FULL of lots of yummy goodies to play with such as vintage book pages in lots of different languages, vintage cards, soft drink labels, tags, authentic vintage tickets and library cards, cute bingo cards and envelopes. I sat there and literally went through it a million times with lots of ideas flooding through my head!!

So here is my first layout - Another one for the boys.... I have used alot of the paper pack here in this LO but have plenty left over for future layouts.
Seen here you can see the soft drink label (my fav!!), vintage bingo card, vintage ticket, monopoly money and playing cards and childrens book papers.... and a photo of a cute little man.... and of course the gorgeous twine available in heaps of different colours!!

And of course it wouldn't be a post from me if I didn't take advantage of my trusty 'macro' button on my camera...

Ahhh... gotta love that button... Sooooo...Jump over to the store now - grab yourself a Vintage Paper Pack and play along.... and stay tuned for a "GIRL" layout using more of the yummy goodies from the pack very soon....

Sunday, October 31, 2010

One 'For The Boys'...

I recently got to thinking that we have numerous vintage collections for children and women but what about the males in our lives? So here it is, a themed collection 'For The Boys'.

You will never be hard pressed to find male inspired embellishments again. It is full of vinatge male advertisements, tags and custom bottle tops made especially for us by Little Red Rocket.

The bottle tops look fabulous, they are so light weight and with a low profile they are great for pages or adding something extra to cards.

For The Boys collection is now for sale at our shop for $12.95 and postage is only $3.00. Get yours now before they sell out, remember there are only a limited number of our themed collections available and once they are gone... that's it!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Please welcome....

Our first Design Team member MELISSA PIZZINGA!

We are so excited to have Mel on board with us. She regularly updates her blog with the gorgeous work she does and her posts often have me in stitches, check it out http://www.zingaszoo.blogspot.com/.

We can't wait to see what Mel comes up to inspire us all.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Another collection is on it's way.

It's getting close to that time again (and no I don't mean Christmas although I am getting excited about that too!) when we release another of our themed collections. Here is a sneak peak of the new one, any guesses what it is?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I bet you thought we didn't have it in us... more baker's twine and a special!

More twine, yes that's right we have managed to find more baker's twine colours! Banana, Mandarin, Caribbean, Peapod and Eggplant have just been uploaded to the shop. We now stock 16 different colours of twine.

But the really great news is for the next few days all our Baker's Twine is on special! Buy 3 lots of twine and get the 4th one FREE. Simply add your 3 twine selections to the cart and pay as per usual. At checkout write the name of the twine you want for free in the comments box (it is important that you do not add it to your cart otherwise you will end up paying full price for it!)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Back To School Collection Layout

Just wanted to share with you a layout by Jodie Gilmore using the Back To School Collection. Thanks Jodie for letting us share your fab work!

Remember if you use any of our products email us a pic to info@oldfavourites.com.au, we would love to use them on our blog/facebook page.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Great new finds

Great news Little Red Rocket's shop is now open! LRR stock a gorgeous range of handmade goodies but my favourites are their buttons and bottle tops. Head over to their shop and make sure you follow their blog to enter the monthly giveaways.

Watch out for some custom designed LRR products in our upcoming themed collections!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Stick a feather in your cap!

Well not quite but perhaps a hat pin.

Three new hat pin colours have just been added to the shop.
Fuchsia Pink, Olive Green and Lavender Purple join our already popular, White Pearl.

At only $1.50 for a 3 pack isn't it time you added a little colour to your pages?

Monday, September 20, 2010

Follow our blog with Facebook

Did you know you can follow our blog with Facebook? Simply click the 'Follow This Blog' button in the networked blogs box so you never miss details of our new products and giveaways!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Get tied up!

Yummy new baker's twine colours have been uploaded to the store. Funky red + white twisties and hinged rings now in store as well.

Friday, August 20, 2010

New collections are here!

I am in the midst of loading up 2 new collections Sweet Little Baby Girl is on the website now and Sweet Little Baby Boy isn't far behind. These 2 collections are our best yet and are full of cute little adornaments perfect for baby cards or pages.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sneak Peek

Here's a little look at one of our newest collections - Sweet Little Baby Girl. It is full of vintage finds and cute little pink notions. And if you wondered what about the baby boys? Well there is a collection for them as well. Both collections will be on the website and for sale before the week is out!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

New collection on it's way

Watch this space for a sneak peak of our next collection - Sweet Little Baby Boy & Girl.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New products and a GIVEAWAY!

I have just finished loading lots of new products in the shop.

Stop by Old Favourites and you will find Baker's Twine in yummy colours, tags galore and some cute vintage inspired embellishments.

Of course with the release of new products come a new GIVEAWAY!

Simply post about our new products on your blog and you will be in the running to win some of our Baker's Twine in every colour and tags.

Be sure to leave a comment below so your name can be placed in the draw.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

And the winner is.... all of you!

You may remember we recently ran a competition to win a mini version of our first kit 'Back To School'. To thank all the wonderful ladies that became followers of Old Favourites and posted our launch on their blogs I will be sending you ALL a mini kit!

So Janine, Ebony, Sue, Debbie, Karen and Lisa email me your address so I can pop your prize in the post.

If you missed out on our first competition keep checking back as we will be running another one in June.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Here comes Winter... and a new kit!

Well I have finally been able to release the next kit, 'I Am Woman'. Unfortunately alot later than I had planned but with cold snap the first winter bug made it's way through our household.

The 'I Am Woman' kit is full of gorgeous ribbons, flowers, lace and of course ephemera. You can take a sneak peek here but head over to the Old Favourites shop to view the entire kit.
Why not save on postage by purchasing our 'Back To School' and 'I Am Woman' at the same time. When you purchase 2 kits at the same time you only pay postage once.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Old Favourites is here!

After much hard work it gives me great pleasure to launch my website, Old Favourites!

This site is inspired by my grandmother and mother, both crafters, who have passed down their passion for creating to me.

Old Favourites aims to provide you with vintage charm to add nostalgic flair to your craft projects.

To celebrate our launch we are giving away a mini version of our 'Back To School' Kit. To be in the draw all you have to do is become a follower and post about the launch Old Favourites on your blog. Leave a comment below with a link to your post.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Official Launch 19th April 2010!

With our first kit, Back To School, finalised and subsequent kits underway we are pleased to announce the official launch of Old Favourites!

If you haven't done so check out our website www.oldfavourites.com.au where you can view and purchase all our kits.

In coming weeks we will be posting examples of projects using products from our kits. Please email pictures of your creations so we can post them here.

We hope you enjoy our themed kits and value your feedback.

Monday, March 22, 2010

It's time to go back to school

I have been a busy bee scouring the place for gorgeous things to include in the Vintage School Days Kits. And I can't wait to launch them hopefully before the end of this month.

They will include cute buttons, flash cards and chalkboard stickers along with lots of other goodies. Watch this space for more details soon.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Welcome to Old Favourites, home of vintage kits. Stay tuned for more details...